Sciences and Art of Medicine, Integrated (SAMI)

Sciences and Art of Medicine, Integrated (SAMI) is an undifferentiated-patient curriculum that takes place during the clerkship year.  Utilizing a small group format, SAMI provides University Program medical students with an opportunity to practice patient care with direct observation and feedback from clinical facilitators. Each SAMI case incorporates healthcare disparities as well as integrates basic, health systems, and clinical sciences in order to improve students’ skills of clinical reasoning and decision making. Finally, SAMI provides students with an environment to further develop their humanism through activities like reflection and advanced communication skills.